Information about activities, events, and calls for action from the bulletin are listed here.
The annual Women's Retreat is Saturday, November 9 from 9-12 at the church. We will be learning all about SOAP! SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. We will learn how to use SOAP to develop a daily cleansing habit of devotion. Join us for lady talk, sharing, laughter, and learning in November. More details to come!
A need has been identified at the Samaritan Center for toilet paper for those who are served by Samaritan Center services. We can collect supplies at LFPC and see that they are delivered with a volunteer.
Samaritan Center is in need of volunteers to help serve meals throughout the week. More specifically, they are in need of volunteers on Tuesday mornings for the breakfast shift. If interested, visit the website at this link:
https://www.samcenter.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer or call Amy Rossi, Volunteer Coordinator (315) 472-0650 x 203
As a congregation we next serve at the Samaritan Center on Tuesday, December 31st. The meal service hours for New Year’s Eve will be served from 3:30-4:30 that day so volunteer service would be from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.
The mission committee has accepted the invitation to be part of the Liverpool chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. This is a group of local Liverpool churches with the singular focus of providing simple healthy food items on school weekends to 200 elementary students at Seymour Dual Language Academy in Syracuse city schools.
For September and October we have been asked to donate
fruit and grain bars
Let's be part of that vital mission to act in a solidarity with partner Liverpool churches and show how we love our neighbor leading into this school season!
The Syracuse area walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 at Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is at 12:30 at the Saw Creek shelter. Walk starts at 1 p.m, along Onondaga Lake Park from the shelter to the marina and back, approximately 3 miles. Soup will be serve at the shelter following the walk. A team page has been setup for Liverpool First Presbyterian Church at the following link. Please use it to register for walking, or also for donating on behalf of the LPFC team if you are unable to walk that day.
Things are changing in the world of Christian camping and Vandkeramp is exploring different options to offer its unique gifts to the church and community. Please consider adding your name as a 'Friend of Vanderkamp' as they look to build a network of people who support their mission. See their information letter at these links:
The Johnsons, our missionaries in Zambia shared at their visit how much receiving mail has meant to them. The letters and cards lift their spirits, connect them to home and all those who are supporting their work. When in the mission field it is vital to know you are connected to those back home especially when at times the challenges laid in front of you are so daunting. What can you do?
YOU CAN DONATE CARDS… please donate varied Christmas cards, thinking of you cards, blank cards and homemade cards and please don’t forget the envelope. During worship in October we will address the envelopes to The Johnsons and then we prayerfully ask that you take a card(s), write a note, add a stamp and mail. Our hope is that the cards will arrive in time for Christmas but if they arrive in February, that is good too! Please bring your varied cards to worship by October 13th. Thank you for your help, Tracie Folley and Leigh Anne Herd
We are currently planning our Rummage Sale for October 25 & 26th. Set up is scheduled for October 23 & 24th. We’re asking people from our congregation to help us with this 4 day event. Last year we increased the 1 day sale to 2 days, with help from ALL OF YOU. We cannot do it without YOUR HELP. You do not have to stay all day. An hour or more is appreciated.
GUYS: WE NEED YOU TOO! On Saturday, October 26th @ 3 PM. The sale ends & with lots of help, in no time at all, everything is bagged up for the Rescue Mission & our tables are ready for Fellowship Hour, after service the following Sunday.
Someone will be coming around with a clip board, to SIGN UP TO HELP with our Rummage Sale!
BAKERS: We need many bakers to bake for our Bake Sale @ the Rummage Sale. They’ll be a notebook on the counter in the kitchen to sign up. Please label what you’ve baked & if it contains nuts, or not.
Manuscript study is an interactive way to study Scripture. Scripture is taken apart, observed and studied, then applied to our lives today. If you enjoy writing notes as you study, using colored pencils and markers, and delving deeply into the language of Scripture, the this type of study is for you. Dates/times TBD, contact Leigh Anne Herd if interested.
LFPC has a mighty group of prayer warriors that pray continuously for the needs of our church. If you have a concern that you would like the prayer chain to pray on, contact Leigh Anne, use the prayer box on the home page, or mark "For Prayer Chain" on the prayer card found in the pews. If you would like to join the prayer chain, please contact Leigh Anne.
We are still collecting returnable cans and bottles for the preschool. There is a bin downstairs outside of Fellowship Hall to place your donations. Please rinse the cans and bottles out first.
Attend an Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
Do you feel like you’re all alone? Would you like to learn from others dealing with the same challenges as you? Support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Join an Alzheimer’s Association support group and learn how the power of your peers can help you navigate your journey. We meet the 2nd Saturday at 11 a.m. at LFPC.
Facilitators: Florence Felt & Skip Collins. For more information, call (315) 472-4201
All Women are INVITED. We are more than a ladies group. We are a number of individuals who assemble together once a month, & have developed a unifying relationship. We bring our brown bagged lunches & share a delicious dessert. We discuss church business & our many church projects. We support each other in trials & joys. We also work together on a light Bible Study, which sometimes leads to deep & wonderful conversations.
We meet every month, on the third Thursday @ 12:30PM, in the library. So, mark your calendars for the fun!
On Friday mornings this fall, the Zentangle group will continue to meet. Zentangle is an art form where art is immersed with relaxation and focus (zen). Our Zentangle group spends most of its time drawing and laughing. If you would like to learn more, contact Tracie or Leigh Anne.
Protein rich foods with at least 7 grams protein per serving. Items such as beans, canned meats, canned fish, peanut butter.
Fruit and vegetables such as canned vegetables, canned fruit in juice or water (not syrup), 100% juice.
Meets 6:30pm every third Monday of the Month at LFPC. All are welcome. This month's meeting is on Monday October 16th in Fellowship Hall.
The contents of the LFPC library are now searchable! Use the following link:
Type in author, title, or subject in the search box. Note the call number and letters to find the item in the library.
To search for a DVD or CD, use the prefix DVD or CD. For young adult, YA. For children's books, J.
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